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Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad treated for breast cancer: state media

By Reuters | Published Thu, August 9th 2018 at 09:52, Updated August 9th 2018 at 09:55 GMT +3
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad with his wife, Asma Assad in a hospital room has she goes through her treatment for breast cancer. [Reuters]

Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad has started treatment for early stage breast cancer, Syrian state media reported on Wednesday.

A photo published by the state news agency SANA and the Syrian presidency showed Asma al-Assad, 42, hooked up to a drip smiling and sitting next to her husband President Bashar al-Assad in what appeared to be a hospital room.

Syria’s President Bashar al-Asaad stands next to his wife Asma, as he addresses injured soldiers and their mothers during Mother’s Day in Damascus. [Reuters]

“Asma al-Assad begins the first stage of treatment for a malignant tumor of the breast which was discovered early,” said a statement issued on the presidency’s Telegram feed.

A former investment banker, Asma al-Assad was born and raised in London to Syrian parents. She married Assad in 2000.


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